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ACT Test Dates for 2023-2024
ACT Test Dates for 2023-2024
Standardized tests, such as the ACT, are important parts of the scholarship application process for both college-specific merit scholarship and private scholarships. The first step to achieving a strong score on the ACT is by actually signing up for the ACT! We’ve collected all of the ACT test dates for you on this page.
2023 ACT Test Dates
Students can register for any of the 2023-2024 ACT Test dates on the ACT website.
September test date
- September 9, 2023
- Registration Deadline: August 4
- Registration Deadline with late fee: August 18
October test date
- October 28, 2023
- Registration Deadline: September 22
- Registration Deadline with late fee: October 6
December test date
- December 9, 2023
- Registration Deadline: November 3
- Registration Deadline with late fee: November 17
February test date
- February 10, 2024
- Registration Deadline: January 5
- Registration Deadline with late fee: January 19
April test date
- April 13, 2024
- Registration Deadline: March 8
- Registration Deadline with late fee: March 22
June test date
- June 8, 2024
- Registration Deadline: May 3
- Registration Deadline with late fee: May 17
July test date
- July 13, 2024*
- Registration Deadline: June 7
- Registration Deadline with late fee: June 21
*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date
When to take the ACT
Most test experts recommend that you finish your junior year of high school with at least one official testing under your belt. Remember, you can take either the ACT or the SAT–both are equally accepted by college admissions offices.
Choosing between the ACT and SAT
Choosing between the ACT and SAT is a common dilemma for students, as each test differs from the other. Make sure you explore what each test has to offer and ask yourself some of the questions below to get a feel for which exam might be best suited to you!
- What are my academic strengths and weaknesses?
- What subjects do I find that I enjoy studying most?
- What classes do I consistently receive good grades in?
How much the ACT costs
The ACT doesn’t come without a price tag. However, there are ways that you can receive a fee waiver, which will cover the cost of your exam. Check with your school about whether you qualify for a fee waiver. The 2023-2024 fees are below.
|ACT (no writing)||$68||Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges|
|ACT (with writing)||$93||Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges|
From: ACT official website
Sending your ACT scores to colleges
When you take the ACT, you will be able to send your scores directly to the college or university that you want to attend. You can typically send your score to up to four colleges at no additional cost, but this does not mean you have to send your score to four schools, or any at all. Remember, if you get a score you aren’t satisfied with, you can retake the ACT as well.
Resources for students
If you are preparing to take the ACT, there is a lot of work to be done, and we could spend time talking about a dozen other aspects of the ACT. Continue to explore free resources available to you for studying, and how to choose the best tutor. Also, take some time to look at what score is a good score, what a superscore is and what score you may want to aim to earn. If you need free ACT test prep, we can point you in the right direction. Remember, you’ve got this!